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Manufacturing Engineering Associate / Production Supervisor

Johnson City, TN, 37663
August 08, 2012

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William Edward (Eddie) Hale

*** ******** *****

Kingsport, Tenn. 37663

(423) 423-***-**** Cell


Personal Background:

I have been in Manufacturing over 25 years. Nineteen years of this has been in Supervision. I am very confident in my ability in utilizing employees to meet today’s schedules and work load, along with maintaining Safety as #1, through “Continuous Improvement” methods. In the last six years being a Leader in Lean Manufacturing and 6’s Kaizen Events, and the experience I have gained in Lesson Learn and Problems Solving Programs, I feel that with my experience and education, I would be an asset in helping a company achieve quality excellence.

Employment History:

June 1st, 2011 to Current:

Nakatetsu Machining Technologies

Telford, TN

Production Supervisor

Duties consist of supervising employees in meeting daily production goals which include training employees in Safety, Blue Print Reading, Use of Inspection Equipment, Set-Up, Operating Machines, and Implementing 6’s Lean Events. Also with normal everyday Supervisory duties of leading employees in the right direction in meeting Quality Goals, ISO Standards, Good Attendance, and in some cases Disciplinary Action when required by the company policies.

May 10, 2005- June 1st: Columbus McKinnon Inc., Damascus Va. (Manufactures Electric Chain Hoist)

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer / Industrial Engineer / Production Supervisor

Duties consist of Programming different types of CNC Machines such as

Mazak Lathes, Mazak Vertical Mills, Mazak Horizontal Mills, Haas Vertical Mills, Leadwell Vertical Mills, Fadal Vertical Mills, and CNC Grinders.

Estimate Cost for New Machined Products.

Time Studies for Production Rates.

Estimate Cost Savings / Work Order Variances.

Make Process Flow Charts For Setup Reduction and TPM Programs.

Organize 6S Lean Events in the Machining Dept.

Trouble Shooting Machining Problem / Quality Issues and Line Balancing.

Supervising 48 men and women on Production Assembly Lines in meeting Daily Goals and Production requirements set by the company. Scheduling the work force available in meeting production requirement as needed. As well as keeping records of employee absenteeism, vacation, and disciplinary records in conjunction with Human Resources. In charge of Cross Training employees in making sure production is a continuous flow through the plant.

Leader of organizing 6’s Lean Events for Continuous Improvement programs in both Machine Shop and Production Assembly Lines through out the plant.

June 1, 1999 to April 2005

Aspen Motion Technologies, Radford Va.

Job Title: Technical Leader / Production Supervisor.

Duties consist of Programming many different types of CNC equipment such as follows:

1.) Miyano Screw Machines.

2.) Okuma Crown Lathes.

3.) Okuma Vertical Mills.

4.) Okuma Angle Head Grinders.

5.) Mazak Quick Turn Lathes.

6.) Shigias O.D Grinders.

7.) Tripet I.D. Grinders.

8.) Hydramatic Band Saws.

9.)Sunnen Hone Machines.

10.) Chevalier Surface Grinders.

11.) Mazak VTC Mill.

Also Supervisor over Machining Dept. of 40 Machinist which included responsibilities of maintaining production schedules, keeping records of attendance, vacation records, pay-roll hours, disciplinary records. In charge of purchasing all Cutting Tools for the Machining Dept and making sure Inventory is accurate. In charge of Training Employees on equipment along with Troubleshooting Machine Problems as well as implementing “Continuous Improvement Methods” to assure quality, and production requirements.

June 1987 to May 1999

Electrolux Inc., Piney Flats, Tenn.

Job Title: Screw Machine Technician.

Duties consist of setting up and operating “New Britain Multiple Screw Machines”, Brown&Sharp Screw Machines, Hobb Machines, Miyano CNC Screw Machines. Also Group Leader in Training Operators on how to run machinery as well as being involved in Continuous Improvement Programs.

March 1984 to June 1987

Power Pneumatics Inc., Bristol, Tenn.

Job Title: Screw Machine Operator.

Duties consist of operating Acme Gridley Multiple Spindle Screw Machines, Brown & Sharp Screw Machines. This is where I started my Machinist Career which involved making Cutting Tools, Surface Grind Cutting Tools and setting the machine back up to blue print specifications. This job required reading Blue Prints, Micrometers, Calipers, Dial Indicators ECT. We ran high quantities of various different types of parts, along with Maintaining Good Quality Parts at the same time.


High School Diploma (1983 East High School)

Major: English, Math;

Machine Shop (Two Years)

Auto Mechanics (Two Years)

Grade Average: A+

Technical School in 1992 for CNC Programming for Fanuc

OT Controls. (Miyano Training School, Wood Dale, Illinois)

Grade Average: A+

In 1999, Graduated from “Machine Tool Systems Inc. Training

Program on “Long Hand Lathe Programming.” (Okuma Crown Lathes.)

In 1999, Graduated from “Machine Tool Systems Inc. Training” in

“Lathe Mechanical Maintenance.” (Okuma Crown Lathes.)

Grade Average: A+

Certificates: (Available Upon Request)

1.) Leadership Training / Supervisory Development Institute.

2.) TPM Association for Manufacturing Excellence & M2

Global Solutions TPM Blitz. (Lean Manufacturing)

3.) Setup Reduction Association for Manufacturing Excellence & M2

Global Solutions Setup Reduction Blitz. (Lean Manufacturing)

4.) Time Study Institution Certification

5.) MTS Long Hand Lathe Programming.

6.) MTS Basic Lathe Mechanical Training.

7.) Programming Diploma for Fanuc OT Controls.

8.) ISO 9000/ 9001 Certified Training Certificate 2011

Excellent references upon request.

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